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by Hank
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. BJ Thomas
Replies: 8
Views: 11768

Re: R.I.P. BJ Thomas

Another gem:
by Hank
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'
Replies: 15
Views: 23117

Re: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'

Fascinating topic. Growing up in the UK in the 70's I avidly watched / listened as the vagaries of the market(?) dictated the weekly charts. And looking back now, we are recognizing the quality of some songs that, for whatever reason, did not satisfy the needs of the market. If some pop music histor...
by Hank
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
Replies: 2
Views: 4098

The Bell That Couldn't Jingle

Shame Burt's Louis Armstrong impersonation wasn't a little stronger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsytReyjQ3w
by Hank
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 890949

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

This is one from Ennio Morricone I hadn't heard before it came up on my Spotify Discover Weekly.
I know the classics but beyond those, where do you start exploring his massive back catalog ?
Even the blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut !
by Hank
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Waltzes
Replies: 12
Views: 10858

Re: Waltzes

I do love a waltz... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOl2BEvFtOA Is anyone familiar with Kamasi Washington ? This was a selection by Zoe Ball on a recent Desert Island Discs. I really recommend the Desert Island Discs podcast if anyone is struggling to fill the hours of self isolation. They have an ...
by Hank
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 230
Views: 379325

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Somehow when I first downloaded Come To My Garden, I didn't get this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44LF0BwDsO8 ...so a very pleasant surprise to find it when playing via Spotify recently. There is some echo of Promises, Promises here...The entire album is full of fantastic sonic moments that...
by Hank
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 890949

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Just in case anyone missed this or hasn't heard recently

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afFUZQLi1kI

LOVE this
by Hank
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: A Girl Called Eddy
Replies: 0
Views: 4482

A Girl Called Eddy

by Hank
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Just joined.
Replies: 13
Views: 9429

Re: Just joined.

Boy do I wish I could play like you.
Great versions.
Thanks.
by Hank
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Scott Walker 1943 - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 21570

Re: Scott Walker 1943 - 2019

What a voice. What a version of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkRokLkgg-I
by Hank
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: In The Darkest Place
Replies: 0
Views: 18436

In The Darkest Place

This is a favorite from Painted From Memory. Something that has always bothered me about the structure of the song though is how the "I only have to tell myself that by now you could be with someone else" piece is not repeated in the second chorus. For me this is maybe the best section of the song s...
by Hank
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Elvis Costello album
Replies: 57
Views: 52341

Re: New Elvis Costello album

I was thinking the same thing. Way too good for a vocal version not to see the light of day.
by Hank
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Elvis Costello album
Replies: 57
Views: 52341

Re: New Elvis Costello album

I know where you're coming from re- Elvis's voice but he sure can convey emotion...which leads me to favor his take on God Give Me Strength or This House is Empty Now over trijntje's (love her voice) or anyone else's...